School-based professional development in one Lebanese school

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dc.contributor.author Nabhani, Mona
dc.contributor.author Bahous, Rima
dc.contributor.author Hamdan, Zeina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-04T13:09:01Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-04T13:09:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2015-11-04
dc.identifier.issn 1941-5257 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2436
dc.description.abstract This case study examines the attitudes of the secondary and middle school teachers at one school in Lebanon regarding the effect of the school’s professional development (PD) programs on the quality of their teaching practices and motivation. It also examines teachers’ attitudes regarding PD as well as their recommendations to improve the quality of the PD program provided by their school. Questionnaires, focus group interviews and observations were conducted to collect and triangulate data results. Results show that teachers regard PD in their school as beneficial in general but able to be enhanced further. Although the attitude of novice teachers towards PD is more favorable than that of veteran teachers, findings show that the overall teachers’ attitude towards PD is a negative one. Modifications and suggestions to improve the quality of the PD activities are proposed by the teachers. The school offers a prosperous PD program, but its fruitfulness will remain limited unless an organizational structure is created. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title School-based professional development in one Lebanese school en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle How much is too much? en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198129610
dc.author.idnumber 197902770
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Professional Development in Education en_US
dc.journal.volume 38 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 435-451 en_US
dc.keywords Professional development en_US
dc.keywords Schools en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2011.639077 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Nabhani, M., Bahous, R., & Hamdan, Z. (2012). School-based professional development in one Lebanese school: how much is too much?. Professional development in education, 38(3), 435-451. en_US
dc.author.email mnabhani@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email rbahous@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19415257.2011.639077

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